Dear Plain Local Community,
As the 2017 year ends and we begin to celebrate the holidays, I would like to thank the entire Plain Local community for their support. Becky and I feel fortunate to live in Plain Local and have our three children enjoy the endless opportunities available throughout the district. Your support is appreciated and demonstrated at numerous district events, thank you!
I had the opportunity to provide testimony to the Senate Education Committee in Columbus on Wednesday, November 8. I testified in support of Senate Bill 216. This Bill will reduce the number of state mandates that teachers and administrators are facing. I discussed in detail the amount of time we dedicate to state testing and the stress it is creating for students and teachers. I also encouraged the Senate to relax various mandates to allow for more local control at the district level. I believe our teachers have the ability and experience to deliver a first-class education without more state control.
GlenOak High School hosted two International Baccalaureate evaluators in early November. This was our final site visit as they evaluate our readiness to become an International Baccalaureate High School. The two-day visit was amazing and GlenOak High School demonstrated excellence! We will be notified in several months if GlenOak High School will be an IB school beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, stay tuned!
These are only a few highlights of the amazing work that is done each day across the district.